University of Wisconsin–Madison

Get Involved

There are many ways for students and community members to get involved with the arts on campus!  Explore how below.

If you have an arts opportunity to share, click here to submit a listing for this page.

Please visit department websites directly for additional information or questions.


Open Calls


Call for Jurors

Arts Institute Gallery Initiatives
Deadline: September 25, 2017

Call for Applications

First Book
Deadline: September 25, 2017

Call for Submissions

Dance Your Ph.D. Contest
Deadline: September 29, 2017

Call for Entries

Wisconsin Artists Biennial
Deadline: September 30, 2017

Call for Nominations

Wisconsin Academy Fellows
Deadline: September 30, 2017

Call for Proposals

The Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate
Deadline: Letter of intent due October 1, 2017

Call for Proposals

Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program Summer 2018 Courses
Deadline: October 5, 2017
Supplementary document: Cover sheet (.docx)

Call for Applications and Nominations

2018 Awards in the Creative Arts
Deadline: November 1, 2017

Call for Submissions

Wisconsin Film Festival: Wisconsin’s Own Category
Deadline: December 29, 2017

Call for Artists

Curatorial Connection Program


Ensemble Audition

Mead Witter School of Music ensemble auditions are now open.


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Digital Marketing Assistant

Arts Institute
Deadline: October 6, 2017

Course Listings

Cloth to Clothing Announcement

Download the course flyer here (PDF).

Ensemble-Percussion: Drumming the World Ensemble

Course: Music 268, section 66843
Title: Ensemble-Percussion: Drumming the World Ensemble
Day/Time:  Wednesday, 1:20 – 3:15 pm
Credits: 1 | Limit: 15 | Prereq: Undergrad music majors only
Description: Explore and apply the great drumming traditions of the world and their cultural contexts. Create and perform music of your own based on these traditions.
Contact: Todd Hammes,

Special Topics in Music: Jazz In America

Course: Music 497, section 66700
Title: Special Topics in Music: Jazz in America
Day/Time:  Tuesdays/Thursdays, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Credits: 3 | Limit: 30 | Prereq: Open to all students with instructor consent
Description: Jazz history in the U.S. from 1920-1970
Contact: Matthew Endres,

African Dance Performance

Course: Dance 218
Title: African Dance Performance
Day/Time: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 1:20 – 3:00 pm
Credits: 2 | Prereq: Dance 118 or consent of instructor
Description: African Performance exposes students to the movement and rhythmic roots of Hip Hop, Dancehall, Samba, Soca and more through the study of traditional West African and African Diaspora dance forms from the Caribbean and South America.
Contact: Chris Walker,

Support the Arts


You can support arts programs and students at UW–Madison with a tax-deductible donation. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and appreciated. Your generosity helps us further develop and support a vibrant arts community on campus.

2017 New Arts Venture Challenge finalists, judges and emcees.

Community Partnerships

Raise the profile of your organization through a partnership or sponsorship of a campus festival, exhibit or performance. To discuss potential collaborations, contact Christina Martin-Wright, Associate Director for External Relations at 608-890-4561.

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